Newcastle starlet Mehdi Abeid set to make Premier League debut against Swansea

The 19-year-old has revealed he may make his first league appearance for the club on Saturday with the Magpies midfield diminished by injury and suspension

Medhi Abeid has revealed that he is on course to make his Premier League debut for Newcastle against Swansea, as manager Alan Pardew's midfield options have been blighted by injury and suspension.

With the fitness of Cheick Tiote and Danny Guthrie still in doubt, and Dan Gosling banned following his red card against Norwich last week, the 19-year-old Algerian looks likely to deputise in the centre of midfield for Saturday's clash.

Abied has only made one appearance for the Magpies since his summer arrival, which came in their 4-3 victory over Nottingham Forest in the League Cup, but the youngster is hoping he can impress for Newcastle in the Premier League.

 “I hope my chance comes soon - I really want to play for this team,” he told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle.

“I’ll wait for my chance, and when I get it, I hope to do well and show what I can do. I hope to do a lot for this club.”

“I train every day here to get a chance with the first team. Every day I try to show what I can do, and what I can give to the team in the future.

“I’m really happy to work with everyone here.”

The player has only recently returned from international duty after representing Algeria in the qualifying rounds for the 2012 Olympics, and put in a solid performance against Bolton reserves this week despite the winter conditions.

He added: “It was very difficult – it was very cold, with a lot of wind and rain, but I think we did well.”